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And Leslie is a podcast about current, past, and future events hosted by two friends three time zones apart. They talk a lot. http://andleslie.com/
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Mar 15, 2018

Amanda and Tyler flex their webcomic knowledge.  For more info and a long list of links, visit AndLeslie.com

 

 

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Feb 8, 2018

Amanda and Tyler moonsault into And Leslie 2.0 after extended hiatus.  On this edition, our fearsome duo talk love of professional wrestling, indy promotions, New Japan and how they found their way to the fandom.

Full show notes available at AndLeslie.com

Mar 17, 2017

Episode 17 - The Ramshackle Resistance Podcast

Recorded: March 15th, 2017. We didn’t have a plan for this one, which feels like meta-commentary on what Tyler eventually came around to calling “the resistance”. Sometimes - most times - it’s important to just do stuff.

The Hari Kondabolu Trump Reminder Schedule is in effect every day at Kondabolu’s twitter.

Example tweet:

REMINDER FOR DAY 58 OF TRUMP PRESIDENCY: THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

Some digestible data on just who TrumpCare/WealthCare/RyanCare hurts and helps (hint: it hurts a lot more than it helps):

The Carrie Brownstein quote Tyler butchered, from the Hell No benefit show at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom in February:

"It's important to remember that resistance is a body," Carrie Brownstein said during Sleater-Kinney's electric closing set. "We can't all be the heart, and we can't all be the vascular system, but together, we make a whole body."

A justifiably sassy headline from CNN on Sean “Spicy” Spicer’s spin moves:

Spicer: Trump Didn’t Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping

Scottish Government To Seek Independence Referendum Over Brexit

Unsurprisingly, Theresa May has some tone-deaf stuff to say about it.

Theresa May actually said this today. I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn't missing anything #Brexit #irony https://t.co/ArQfCLAhz3 pic.twitter.com/i8PRz8Yhjg

Soviet Soviet‘s “official statement” is a well-written explanation of how a band coming to play a show for no money gets jailed and deported under the auspices of illegal immigration. :(

 

Full show notes available at AndLeslie.com

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Feb 28, 2017

Episode 16 - Platform Pod 6 - Great American Families, Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice

Recorded August 11, 2016.  Definitely (in our humble opinion) worth a listen now. It’s like a play-by-play of the legislation under the current president.

The Family Research Council - which is labeled an extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center - has a strong interpretation of studies of children with same-gender parents. It’s not universally accepted, there are a lot of studies whose authors conclude there’s no significant difference or detriment to children raised by gays or lesbians:

2013: World’s Largest Study Of Same-Sex Parenting Finds That Children Are Thriving

2005: Same-Sex Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Zeke Miller’s reporting (immediate launch video at link) on the behind-the-scenes finagling that resulted in the GOP platform, including this tough passage:

At the full gathering, Washington, D.C. delegate Rachel Hoff, the first openly gay member of the committee, introduced an amendment to rewrite the GOP’s language on same-sex marriage to allow for a range of view-points on the issue, as opposed to the strong rejecting in the initial draft. “All I ask today is that you include me and people like me,” she said, fighting back tears. Hoff’s amendment failed by a roughly 3-1 margin.

55 Colleges Face Sexual Assault Investigations.

We got the number right, and that makes us feel kind of sick. There’s a map in this 2014 article.

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Feb 18, 2017

Episode 15 - Misinformation in the Age of Heavy Sighs -- AKA It's hard out here for a fact-checker.
Recorded 02/15/2017

ProPublica has a lot more money than they did last year due to Trump’s election. They’re spending it on staff. The New York Times had their best digital subscription numbers since 2011 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

A history of the Fairness Doctrine by PBS.

According to Pew Research, 44% of U.S. adults get news on Facebook. Most of them - 62% - aren’t looking for it there, though.

Tyler and Amanda both use feedly for news (and other stuff).

Amanda obliquely referenced this Wall Street Journal but the real story is a study out of Stanford University's History Education Group which found that the majority of students had difficulty distinguishing between paid content (so-called "fake news" and a real news item online. We haven't read all the research, but the Executive Summary is here.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is tweeting to “Whomever monitors twitter" at the White House hoping in-part to meet 45 on his own platform.

Amanda made a promise this episode and she's doubling down in the Long-List. The rest of #PlatformPod will be released by the end of February, and more resources including readings of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights are forthcoming in March and April 2017.

Attribution because CITE YOUR (RE)SOURCES:

 

Full Show Notes available at And Leslie.com

Nov 27, 2016

This week, Amanda and Tyler take a break from reality and the PlatformPod schedule to talk about the movies Swiss Army Man and Kubo and the Two Strings.
Spoilers definitely ahead as they dig into farting corpses and magical orphans in this episode.

Long List of Links and other details can be found at And Leslie.com

 

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Oct 25, 2016

#PlatformPod wades through the Republican vision of "Government Reform" in this installation of the podcast.

The #PlatformPod series on And Leslie is currently deep diving into the United States Political Party Platforms.  We read, we'll do the research, you do the listening.  Full shownotes for every episode and so much more are available at www.andleslie.com

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Sep 28, 2016

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Aug 16, 2016

#PlatformPod trucks along as Amanda and Tyler deep dive into section two, "A Rebirth of Constitutional Government" of the Republican Party Platform.  

The #PlatformPod series on And Leslie is currently deep diving into the United States Political Party Platforms in as neutral a way as is possible.  We read, we'll do the research, you do the listening.  For links and additional information, the full show notes are available here. More from us at www.andleslie.com

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Intro song: Parasite by Lamprey - Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) 

Political Speeches from American Rhetoric

Shotgun Sound Effect from Airborne Sound's Free Firearm Sound Effects Library

 

Aug 10, 2016

#PlatformPod continues as Amanda and Tyler deep dive into section one, "Restoring the American Dream" of the Republican Party Platform.   

The #PlatformPod series on And Leslie is currently deep diving into the United States Political Party Platforms in as neutral a way as is possible.  We read, we'll do the research, you do the listening.

Full show notes available here. More from us at www.andleslie.com

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Intro song: Parasite by Lamprey - Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) 

Political Speeches from American Rhet

Aug 7, 2016

Do you want to know what your political party stands for? Yes.  But--have you ever in your life wanted to read a political party platform?  Maybe no.

This #PlatformPod series on And Leslie will be a deep-dive into the United States Political Party Platforms in as neutral a way as is possible.  We'll read, we'll do the research, you do the listening.

 

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Intro song: Parasite by Lamprey - Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) 

Political Speeches from American Rhetoric 

Aug 5, 2015

Episode 8 of the And Leslie podcast recorded 2/2/2015 For more information and show notes, visit www.andleslie.com. Attribution for audio used
And Leslie Intro: "Spinnin'" by Alex  ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length

1st Transition: "Mimo" by andotherthings
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2nd Transition: “Used Me Instrumental” by The Spin Wires
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3rd Transition: “Girls Like you Instrumental” by The Spin Wires
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May 29, 2015

Episode 007 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 01/17/2014 For more information and show notes, visit www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: “Spinnin’” by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: "What's In Your Mind Beauty M​.​D." by Pk Jazz Collective http://store.southerncitylab.net/track/whats-in-your-mind-beauty-m-d CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 2nd Transition: "Used Me Instrumental" by The Spin Wires http://spinwires.bandcamp.com/track/used-me-instrumental CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 3rd Transition: "Mimo" by andotherthings https://soundcloud.com/andotherthings/mimo CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length

Mar 4, 2015

Episode 006 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 12/20/2014 For more information and show notes, visit http://www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: “Spinnin’” by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: Blue Circles by unreal_dm featuring CSoul ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33850 CC Attribution - Edited for length 2nd Transition: La Madeline Au Truffe by basematic http://ccmixter.org/files/basematic/33580 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 3rd Transition: "Awel" by stefsax ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 4th Transition: Art Now by Alex http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/30344.htm CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length

Jan 25, 2015

Episode 005 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 10/27/2014 For more information and show notes, visit www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: Spinnin' by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: "Mimo" by andotherthings https://soundcloud.com/andotherthings/mimo CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 2nd Transition: Red-Headed Woman by Pk jazz collective http://store.southerncitylab.net/album/red-headed-woman CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length

Nov 5, 2014

Episode 004 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 10/26/2014 For more information and show notes, visit www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: “Spinnin’” by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: "Mimo" by andotherthings soundcloud.com/andotherthings/mimo CC Attribution - Edited for length 2nd Transition: "Awel" by stefsax ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785 CC Attribution - Edited for length 3rd Transition: Blue Circles by unreal_dm featuring CSoul ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33850 CC Attribution - Edited for length

Oct 2, 2014

Episode 003 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 09/28/2014 For more information and show notes, visit http://www.andleslie.com Attribution: And Leslie Intro and Outtro: Spinnin’ by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CCAttribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: Reverie (small theme) by _ghost featuring Pitx ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 2nd Transition: 24 Ton Elephant (ft The.Spirit.Of.Light) by Kaer Trouz featuring The.Spirit.Of.Light ccmixter.org/files/Kaer_Trouz/20579 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length

Sep 23, 2014

Episode 002 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 09/06/2014 For more information and show notes, visit www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: Spinnin' by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: Vox Vs. Uke by unreal_dm featuring Mind Map That! ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33707 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 2nd Transition: Blue Circles by unreal_dm featuring CSoul ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33850 CC Attribution - Edited for length

Aug 15, 2014

Episode 001 of the And Leslie podcast. Recorded 08/11/2014 For more information and show notes, visit http://www.andleslie.com Attribution for CC audio used: And Leslie Intro: Spinnin' by Alex ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 1st Transition: Vox Vs. Uke by unreal_dm featuring Mind Map That! ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33707 CC Attribution (3.0) - Edited for length 2nd Transition: Blue Circles by unreal_dm featuring CSoul ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/33850 CC Attribution - Edited for length

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